• Flagstaff Unified School District

    Dress Code Middle School


    2019 2020 Dress Code





    It is the policy of Flagstaff Unified School District to prohibit discrimination and harassment in student dress and appearance. The District encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others.


    Students must wear:

    1. Shirt with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms  
    2. Bottoms that extend to at least mid-thigh
    3. Shoes appropriate to a safe educational environment


    Students may wear (examples may include):

    1. Fitted pants, leggings, yoga pants, jeggings, skinny jeans
    2. Ripped jeans, provided holes/rips do not go above mid-thigh
    3. Religious and cultural head coverings and hair accessories
    4. Religious and cultural medallions, medals or beads provided it does not create a safety hazard
    5. Head bands


    Note: Students may be asked to remove accessories and/or change clothing during curriculum or activities in which these items present a safety hazard


    Students may not wear:

    1. Shirts without shoulder material
    2. See through materials that expose undergarments
    3. Graphic representations on clothing, accessories, or the body that display profanity, vulgarity, obscenities, hate speech, or promote alcohol, cigarettes, vaping, drugs, gang-related behavior*, or sexual activity
    4. Images or language on clothing, accessories, or body that display or create a hostile or intimidating environment
    5. Bathing suits
    6. Hats, beanie’s, hoods, helmets or sunglasses (unless medically necessary)
    7. Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon
    8. Gang related clothing which may include bandanas
      1. Gang related behavior or clothing which is defined by the Law Enforcement Information Network

    Exceptions for special activities or health considerations may be pre-approved by the administrator. Dress should be appropriate for the weather during outside activities. These dress expectations shall apply to regular school days and summer schools; as well as any school-related activities.


    Student Dress Enforcement for The District

    The purpose of the student dress policy and regulation is to ensure consistency and interpretation is implemented district wide. It is the expectation and responsibility of staff to appropriately enforce student dress. Enforcement should be consistent with the District’s discipline matrix. Failure to comply with the student dress policy should be enforced consistently with comparable behavior and conduct violations.

    1. To comply with policy and regulation a student should be asked to modify their dress with their own clothing if available at school or have the option to wear school provided clothing. Should a student refuse to modify their dress it will be addressed according to the district discipline matrix.
    2. Student’s parents should be notified of infractions and provided the option to provide alternative clothing for the remainder of the day.
    3. Repeated and/or continued failure to comply with student dress will be addressed according to the district discipline matrix.


    The following are basic principles that we adhere to as a district:

    1. Students may be removed from a classroom with minimal loss of instructional time as a result of a dress violation.
    2. No student will be disproportionately affected by student dress enforcement because of gender, race, body size, or body maturity.
    3. Students are not to be shamed or required to display their body in front of others (students, parents or staff) during any school activity.
    4. Student dress expectations will be clearly communicated to all members of the school community.
    5. Teachers and staff will be properly trained on how to enforce expectations of student dress.